Peek A Who??!!

by | Oct 23, 2018 | 82 comments

Happy Tuesday!! I can’t believe this month is almost over! But before we dig out the turkey fryer, let’s share a little spooky-ooky fun on the Peek A Who Blog Hop hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew

Please visit Marian’s site for a ***FREE*** pattern she is giving away each day! Today is a cute little monster – so hop on over and grab it, and visit her each day for a new one! She is also sponsoring the giveaway for a 50% off coupon for Calibre Arts cutting mats. So enter that drawing as well! I have my eye on that 18 x 18 rotating mat!! I’ve done some research on these mats and the one thing that REALLY stood out to me was the fact that they don’t have that “new mat” odor!! I’m sure you know what I mean, but for those of you who don’t, I’ll borrow a phrase from an old song, “You got your dead skunk in the middle of the road…stinkin’ to high heaven!!” A bit of trivia about that song – I always thought Arlo Guthrie (who did one of my other fave’s Alice’s Restaurant!!) did this song – but it was actually Loudon Wainwright III! They do sound a bit alike – at least to me. OK – we’ll quit chasing those oldie goldie squirrels and get back to our fun topic at hand! Darn squirrels!!! Some of them can be fun though!! LOL So if you’d like a chance to win a 50% off coupon for one of these non stinky mats, please head over to Marian’s blog post for Monday and register after you visit today’s bloggers!

This hop started Monday, the 22nd and will end on Friday the 26th. There are great prizes for which you can register each day from The Fat Quarter Shop, Timeless Treasures, and Calibre Art Mats! Here is the schedule for the week!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Just Let Me Quilt | Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Words & Stitches
Melva Loves Scraps | Seams To Be Sew

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Songbird Designs (you are here!)| Quilt Doodle Doodles
Made By Marney | SewGoldenAChance
Ms. P Designs USA | Seams To Be Sew

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MooseStashQuilting | Hand Stitched Treasure
DesertSky Quilting | Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Just Because Quilts | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Patchwork Breeze | Life in the Scrapatch
Seams To Be Sew

Friday, October 26, 2018

Kathys Kwilts and More | Quilted Delights
Seams To Be Sew | Bumbleberry Style

Now … to my project for Peek A Who! I don’t like scary, spooky so I decided to do a whimsical! When I was growing up in the country, houses were a little farther apart than in subdivisions. If we wanted to go trick-or-treating, my mom or aunt would drive us into town. But the most fun was when the “neighborhood” kids would have a hay ride. We’d all pile on the back of a truck, or tractor and trailer and just ride around. We would stop at a few houses and get some candy too. Sometimes we would have a wiener roast or some of the parents would make us goodies! Lots of fun and good memories!! So with those happy childhood times in mind, I decided on my project! Meet The Boo Crew!!

This is my drawing in EQ8. I found some fab-u-lous spider web fabric that was all glittery and decided to use it as the background and along with some scraps from my stash and a little extra fabric that just screamed, “pick me, pick me!” and I put together my flimsy, which really LOVED sitting on the windshield of my ‘stang!! I think they are ready for a F-A-S-T road trip!! LOL

And the crew enjoyed resting beneath the trees, as well! 

And here is my finished quilt! I’m not sure who was more afraid and surprised – the ghost, the owl, or the pumpkins!!! Meet Kasper the ghost, Batty, Frankie, Witchy and Twitchy, the pumpkins, and Spooky the owl!! They are enjoying a leisurely hayride on a Halloween night! And I am releasing this pattern today! It’s on sale until 10/29/18, and you can find it in my store here. Since the outer border was that beautiful purple spiderweb fabric, I just had to quilt it with hanging spiders!! This picture really doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea! I quilted around the appliques so they would stand out more and quilted my favorite swirls and curls in the background fabric. The green “grass” was quilted with topsy turvy pumpkins! 

If you are shopping for fabric for this project, Connecting Threads has their Spooky Night fabric collection on clearance right now! All their thread cones and sets, as well as sewing and quilting tools are 30% off!! Check them out! PLUS, there’s an additional 20% of EVERYTHING (except gift cards, downloadable items, previous orders, or back-ordered merchandise!) by using the code CHEERS at checkout! So hurry on over and do some shopping because this code turns into a ghost and disappears at 11:59 PM on 10/28/18!!

And now to the really fun part!! One of today’s giveaway is a fat quarter bundle from Timeless Treasures valued at $60.00. Thank you, Timeless Treasures!! The giveaway starts October 22, 2018 and ends October 29, 2018. Just click the pictures below to link to the rafflecopter form to be entered! Winner pays shipping cost for the fat quarter bundle, so everyone is eligible! Rules and guidelines can be found on the rafflecopter form! (Note: Please be patient – sometimes it takes a minute for the rafflecopter to show up!!)

And two lucky winners can receive a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!! Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop!

Thank you sew much for stopping by. Be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers and show some quilty love by leaving a comment to enter the giveaways! Have a great week! I’ll be linking up with my favorite linkies this week!!

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  1. Emily Reznechek

    Oh I love the tractors!

  2. Lori Morton

    Your quilt is Awesome!! Soooo creative & fun!! Love it!! 😀

  3. Susan the Farm Quilter

    What a cute wall hanging!! I don’t really like scary either, so this is perfect!

  4. Tabatha Smith

    Loved the pumpkins that you quilted in your quilt.

  5. LJ

    Hayrack rides being pulled by the big ole tractor are the best and so is your quilt. Adorable; it’s super that you didn’t do scary.

  6. Myrtle W

    An adorable quilt. Reminds me of a fun hayride in my youth!

  7. Martha Morgan

    Cute row – love the Boo Crew design.

  8. Vicki H

    A very sweet quilt. I always enjoyed hay rides.

  9. Bonnie Larson

    I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

  10. Melody Lutz

    You always create such fun!!! Darling project.

  11. Karrin Hurd

    Cute quilt! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Beth T.

    That is a really cute quilt. I especially like your choice of background fabric.

  13. Allison Evrard

    What a cute quilt! I love the train.

  14. Daryl Perry

    It’s such a cute quilt!

  15. Gail Beam

    Brenda, your Halloween quilt is just Awesome!! The fabric is so cute and I love how you quilted it everything. The tree is so realistic and the Halloween train with all of the little Halloween characters is so cute.

  16. Colette

    What a great idea. Love the tractor and the pumpkins. Very cute.

  17. Thunder

    Calibre mats are AWESOME!! I have 2, thanks to Marian and her wonderful hops.
    listening to Alice’s restaurant is a Thanksgiving tradition at our house.
    Your quilt is adorable, thanks for sharing.

  18. Pat

    Cute Halloween quilt! Thank you for sharing in the blog hop … 🙂 Pat

  19. Jayne P

    I loved reading your post and really love your background fabric

  20. Janet Mikes

    I have similar memories. After trick or treating we would go to the fire station for a party. Your quilt is fabulous.

  21. Barbara Colvin

    Those witchy hats are so cute!

  22. Wendy

    Very cute project! Thank you for sharing it!

  23. Nancy A

    Really cute design and quilt.

  24. Elizabeth Balcom

    I love the pumpkin train especially the winking pumpkin, Thanks
    Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

  25. Sharon Aurora

    Thanks for sharing your memories. Much nicer than spooky scary stuff. Love your spider quilting.

  26. Ila in Maine

    What an awesome Halloween Quilt Brenda. I adore that little cat, mostly hidden under that hat wondering why his oh so warm and comfy bed is rolling along? You did an exceptional job, as always. Thanks for the info on where we can go to enter to win, I sure could use some nice purple fabric, for my taste you can never have enough purple in your stash.

    I don’t mind spiders, but please NO snakes. I tend to disappear (one of my magic powers) if anyone even mentions those vile critters though I know some people love them. They’re just not for me.

    I’ve never heard the song you’re referring to, not sure if that’s good or not, hmmmm. I’m a big Ray Stevens fan, at least his funny songs are dear to me. Sorry to say I’m not familiar with the artist who sings it, though I do enjoy Arlo.

    Off to enter the contests. Thanks for being You, which I know makes many people very happy.

  27. Teri

    What fun! This would be a perfect project for a gift. Thank you for sharing and creating a pattern.

  28. NinaE

    So cute!

  29. Tu-Na Quilts

    Your little quilt is perfect!! The tractor is the right color!!

  30. Carol S.

    I went on Christmas hayrides, but no Halloween ones…that would have been so fun! Love your quilt with cut pumpkin faces!

  31. Carolyn Montgomery

    very cute quilt and i love the fabrics you chose.

  32. Danette Stankovich

    Such cute pumpkins in a little train! You will enjoy this quilt forever.

  33. Anita L Jackson

    o my gosh, that is just the cutest tractor quilt ever! Nothing like Hay Rides in October!

  34. Janet T

    Such a cute!! quilt! Love it! Thank you for sharing.

  35. Charlene McCain

    Love your Hay Ride quilt! It’s such a happy scene, not spooky at all. Perfect for the little ones. Great job!

  36. Verna A.

    I don’t like spooky or scary either. Your design is adorable!

  37. Joan

    Oh my gosh…is that just the cutest thing? I love that little tractor and it’s precious cargo. Oh, and how I remember “Dead Skunk” and singing it at the top of my lungs when it came of the radio. LOL!!! Does that date us or what?
    tee hee Thanks for creating this adorable design.

  38. Margaret Handlin

    Love your Halloween quilt, the pumpkins and John Deer train is just too cute..

  39. Lori Smanski

    wow your quilt is wonderful. thank you for sharing and inspiring. I love whimsical and fun also. when i was young we lived on a farm and mom would take all five of us kids in the truck to neighbors. we had a blast. one of the moms always had a special time set up for all the kids in their home.

  40. Pam Jolly

    I think your quilt is great. Love the quilting.

  41. Rosalind Gutierrez

    Very unique Halloween project and the spider quilting in the borders is the perfect touch.

  42. Sandy Wootten

    Very cute design. I’m like you don’t like the really gruesome stuff

  43. MaryBeth

    Love the spiders quilted in your border

    • Brenda

      Thank you, MaryBeth. I don’t like spiders, but these just fit the quilt! LOL

  44. KJ

    Such great memories and a wonderful tip of the hat to them in your quilt design. It is such a fun quilt. Thank you for sharing.

  45. Ronelle

    Your project is absolutely stunning. Thank you for the memories that reading your post brought.

  46. Dorian

    What a darling little wall hanging/mat.

  47. Lisa Marie

    Very cute! The owl in the tree is just the best.

  48. Elizabeth Coughlin

    What an adorable pattern! I love the spider web fabric and all of your quilting touches!

  49. Susan N.

    Oh, that is gorgeous! I love the background you picked and the quilting in that border, too. Such cute, personable pumpkins and characters. Thank you so much for sharing! I love Alice’s Restaurant and the photo graphs with lines and arrows on the back! I also love my Calibre mats. That rotating mat is the best one ever, so smooth and perfect as it turns. You won’t be sorry if you get that one. Ah, hay rides!

  50. Diane C

    I love your halloween quilt.


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